Posted 3 months ago

Type of Role: Full-Time Exempt

About BWHI

The Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) is the first and largest national charitable organization dedicated to leading the effort to solve the most pressing health issues that affect Black women and girls in the United States. For nearly 40 years, we have created programs, helped enact policy, and produced publications that have fostered change through education and advocacy. BWHI has grown tremendously in recent years, and is ramping up to our 40th anniversary celebration in 2023. Our organizational budget for 2022 is $17M.

About the Development Department & Role

The Development Department is driven by three core tenets:

  1. We are service-oriented.
  2. We are data-driven.
  3. We go bold for Black women.

In order to meet our ambitious goals for Black women, BWHI is expanding its Development team. Specifically, we are hiring a Grants Manager (GM) to serve as the lead grant writer for the organization. The GM will be responsible for helping to secure over $1.9 million in revenue by writing approximately 25 grant proposals and reports, annually. The overall Development fundraising goal is $6 million. The GM will report to the Chief Development Officer (CDO) and work closely with the Director of Institutional Giving, Programs team, and Marketing and Communications team on all grant writing needs.

See below for more on what a typical day may look like.

This position is remote.

The Day-to-Day

  • Identify new grant opportunities for BWHI, including multi-year grants
  • Prepare narrative grant proposals for submission
  • Prepare narrative reporting for grant awards, according to grantmaker requirements
  • Secure necessary project/program details from the Programs, Policy, and Strategy teams in order to create proposals and reports
  • Oversee grant reporting, ensuring that reports are created and submitted in a timely manner
  • Manage multiple writing projects simultaneously


The successful candidate:

  • Has 5-7 years of experience in grant writing to multiple kinds of grantmakers: corporate foundations, family foundations, government entities, etc.
  • Must possess a four-year degree. A Master’s Degree is a plus.
  • Must have nonprofit experience.
  • Manages a high volume of work with efficiency. Has, or can create, a system for keeping tasks from slipping through the cracks.
  • Is able to juggle competing demands and prioritize without sacrificing quality. Plans backwards to make deadlines.
  • Asks for help when needed.
  • Is a clear, precise, compassionate communicator. Speaks clearly on behalf of the organization and produces compelling proposals to inspire others to see the value in investing in and partnering with BWHI.
  • Understands and applies best practices in grant proposal and report writing.
  • Can learn, internalize, and incorporate our “voice” across proposals, aligning with communications strategy and the institutional narrative.

What will put you over the top? Having demonstrated knowledge of and experience submitting and securing government grant proposals.

Salary range: $60,000-75,000, commensurate with experience

BWHI is committed to ensuring a dynamic work environment, offers competitive salary and benefits and is an equal opportunity employer. For more information on this, visit our website,

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